The picturesque Rover Motocross Club in Gqeberha, South Africa, played host to a thrilling double-header weekend of the Official South African National Motocross Championship on the 15th and 16th of July 2023. The track’s sandy berms, deep ruts, and golden sand provided both a challenging and visually stunning backdrop for the intense motocross action.
Under the guidance of Guy Henley, the esteemed principal of “Out of Africa Monster Energy Yamaha Racing,” the team’s riders showcased their exceptional talent and dedication on the demanding track.
Race Day 1 – Saturday, 15th July 2023:
In the fiercely competitive MX1 class, Jesse Wright of Out of Africa Monster Energy Yamaha Racing delivered an outstanding performance, securing a commendable second-place overall finish. Wright’s skillful navigation of the sandy berms and deep ruts demonstrated his expertise on the Rover MX track.
The MX1 category saw the talented Dirco van der Westhuizen, representing the team, power through the challenges and claim an impressive third-place overall finish. Meanwhile, in the MX2 class, Dalton Venter showcased his precision riding and determination, earning a solid fourth-place overall finish.
Garrick Henley, competing in the MX2 class, faced fierce competition, ultimately finishing in a commendable twelfth-place overall. In the High School category, Thor Johnson displayed remarkable talent, securing a well-deserved ninth-place overall position.
Aiden Henley, the promising young rider from Out of Africa Monster Energy Yamaha Racing, impressed in the MX85cc class, earning a remarkable fourth-place overall finish.
Second Race Day – Sunday, 16th July 2023:
As the sun rose over the Rover Motocross Club on the second day, the anticipation was palpable as the riders geared up for more intense racing. Jesse Wright continued to shine in the MX1 class, delivering another spectacular performance and securing an outstanding second-place overall finish.
Dirco van der Westhuizen demonstrated his dominance in the MX1 class, with a stunning victory in the second day’s heat 2, further solidifying his position as one of the top contenders in the championship.
Dalton Venter‘s determination in the MX2 class paid off as he elevated himself to a well-deserved second-place overall finish on the second day.
Garrick Henley, facing formidable competition in the MX2 class, displayed resilience and skill, ultimately finishing in a commendable twelfth-place overall. In the High School category, Thor Johnson continued to impress, achieving an impressive eighth-place overall position.
Aiden Henley, in the MX85cc class, once again showcased his prodigious talent, securing a phenomenal second-place overall finish, reinforcing his status as a rising star in the motocross world.
The Rover MX track proved to be a challenging yet breathtakingly beautiful circuit, with its sandy berms, deep ruts, and golden sand providing a unique and visually stunning experience for both riders and spectators. The track’s aesthetics combined with the thrilling motocross action made the event truly news agency-worthy, attracting attention from fans and media alike.
The double-header weekend at the Rover Motocross Club was a testament to the skill, passion, and dedication of the riders from Out of Africa Monster Energy Yamaha Racing, led by their esteemed principal, Guy Henley. Their performances on the challenging track demonstrated their determination to conquer the South African National Motocross Championship and solidified their status as a force to be reckoned with in the motocross community.